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Third Generation's starting lineup

Second Generation's final lineup

2017 lineup

Second Generation's starting lineup

First Generation's final lineup

2012 lineup

First Generation's starting lineup

BiS, also known as Brand-new idol Society (Shinsei Idol Kenkyuukai, 新生アイドル研究会), is a Japanese idol group founded in 2010 by Pour Lui and Watanabe Junnosuke.

They are considered the flagship group of WACK, and have since had multiple reboots.

There are currently three incarnations of BiS:

  • The first generation (known as "Original BiS"), was active from late 2010 and disbanded on July 8, 2014.
  • The third generation is the current line-up of BiS, and was revealed exactly one month after the disbandment of second-generation BiS.

Members

Past members

History

First Generation

2010-2011

BiS was initially founded on December 9, 2010. The very first members were Pour Lui, Nakayama Yukiko, Yokoyama Rina and Hirano Nozomi.

On January 11, BiS' first digital single, Taiyou no Jumon, was released, making it their first release overall.

BiS' first album, Brand-new idol Society, was released on March 23.

On June 24, Yokoyama Rina withdrew from BiS.

On July 9, Rina was replaced by Terashima Yufu.

BiS' debut single, My Ixxx, was released on August 3.

On December 30, Nakayama Yukiko graduated from BiS.

2012

On April 11, 2012, BiS released their last indies single, IDOL.

Shortly after IDOL's release, BiS signed to major label Avex Trax and two more members, Michibayashi Rio and Wakisaka Yurika, were added to the group on April 15.

On July 18, BiS released their major debut single, PPCC, followed by their second studio album, IDOL is DEAD, on October 10.

2013

Wakisaka Yurika graduated from BiS on March 16.. Terashima Yufu also withdrew from the group on May 26, and the same day, three new members, First Summer Uika, Tentenko and Kamiya Saki, were added.

Michibayashi Rio graduated from BiS on September 22. On November 19, she was replaced by Koshouji Megumi.

On March 5, BiS' first generation released their final studio album, WHO KiLLED IDOL?,followed by their last single, FiNAL DANCE / nerve.

BiS' first generation disbanded on July 8, and the group remained inactive for the next two years.

Second Generation

2016

On July 8, Exactly two years after BiS disbanded, Pour Lui announced that she would be reforming the group with new members. From August 31 to September 4, a live-streamed audition boot camp for new members was held, resulting in Go Zeela, Kika Front Frontale, Aya Eightprince and Peri Ubu joining the group.

The first studio album of BiS' second generation, Brand-new idol Society 2, was released on November 16.

2017

On April 2, Pan Luna Leafy and Momoland joined BiS. First generation member Kamiya Saki also rejoined the group, as part of a temporary trade with Aya Eightprince, who had been transferred to her current group, GANG PARADE.

BiS' second generation released their first single, SOCiALiSM, on May 31.

2018

On March 4, first-generation members Pour Lui and Kamiya Saki left BiS, and Aya Eightprince rejoined.

On March 18, Muropanako, Nel Nehru, Toriaez Hana, Mewclub and YUiNA EMPiRE joined the group, and BiS was split into two groups, BiS 1st, and BiS 2nd.

Momoland withdrew from BiS on April 20, and the same day, a competitive system, BiS.LEAGUE, was introduced; In votes given by fans, the highest-ranking members of BiS would be transferred to BiS 1st, and low-ranking members to BiS 2nd. This system continued until December 29, when BiS was united into a single group again. However, Aya Eightprince, Toriaez Hana, Nel Nehru, Muropanako and YUiNA EMPiRE were threatened with removal from the group due to their poor BiS.LEAGUE rankings.

2019

On July 1, Nel Nehru left BiS, just a few days after being placed on probation.

From March 24 to 30, the remaining probation members took part in the WACK AUDiTiON CAMP 2019, under the condition that anyone who was eliminated from the audition would also be fired, resulting in the removals of Aya Eightprince and Toriaez Hana. In response, the remaining members of BiS announced that all members were to graduate from the group.

On May 11, BiS' second generation disbanded.

Third Generation

2019

On March 30, 2019, at the same time that the second generation announced their disbandment, Watanabe Junnosuke announced that he would be holding closed auditions for a third generation of BiS.

The starting lineup was revealed exactly one month after the second generation's disbandment, and was made up of Manako Chiii ManakoChantmonkeeNeo TreesToggy and Ito Musensiteebu

BiS' third generation officially debuted at Tokyo Idol Festival on August 4.

On August 13, Manako Chiii Manako suddenly withdrew from BiS. The following day, BiS' third generation released their first studio album, Brand-new idol Society (named after the debut album of the first generation).

On September 30, Manako Chiii Manako's replacement, Zuzudeath, was added to the group. However, she also withdrew just a week after her reveal.

BiS' third generation released their first single, DEAD or A LiME, on November 20.

2020

The third generation's second album, LOOKiE, was released on February 5. It was followed up by ANTi CONFORMiST SUPERSTAR on August 19.

On November 25, BiS released a compilation album, "Propaganda" to "PROPAGANDA", based on a fan vote of songs released by the third generation so far.

2020

BiS released the EP, KiLLiNG IDOLS, on February 24. It was followed up by the single, TOUCH ME / LOVE.

In early April, it was announced that AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki (as Yuki Reysole would be joining BiS sometime in the near future. Further details were released the following month, where it was announced that she would release a single with BiS (and the six other main WACK units) on August 31. The following week, the title of BiS' collaboration was revealed to be Owaranai Long Long Days. The single was later delayed to November 30th, due to Yuki requiring surgery.

Discography

Music Videos

Publications

Other Media

Live Video

Film

Television

Other Video

Radio

  • [2013.01.06-2014.07.05] BiS no Vision? (ビスのビッスン?)
  • [2018.07.18-2019.03.20] BiS no Honne or DIE (BiSの本音 or DIE; BiS' True Intentions or DIE)
  • [2019.09.17] BiS no PARK LiFE

Events

Trivia

  • BiS are often credited with helping to initiate the mid-2010s alt-idol boom.
  • Not to be confused with the British rock band bis or the visual-kei group BIS (Believe In Style)
  • Are the only WACK unit to have their own series of movies and anime.
  • Part of Pour Lui's motivation to reform BiS was out of jealousy over how their successors BiSH had become much more famous.
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